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REVISED STATUTES OF NEBRASKA

Reissue of Volume 5A, 1987

82-119. Nebraska State Historical Society; powers and duties. The Nebraska State Historical Society shall be charged with the duty of marking and preserving the historical landmarks of Nebraska. It may hold property and be a party to suits and contracts.

Source: Laws 1957, c. 384, section 1, p. 1339; Laws 1959, c. 441, section 1, p. 1482; Laws 1961, c. 440, section l, p. 1358; Laws 1965, c. 557, section l, p. 1840; R.R.S.1943, sections 82-201; Laws 1969, c. 811, section l, p. 3048.

82-120. Nebraska State Historical Society; selection of projects; procurement of markers; purchase, gift, or eminent domain; erection and maintenance. The Nebraska State Historical Society shall have authority to determine what historical events, personalities, sites, and traditions are of importance to the State of Nebraska and to justify the expenditure of public funds for the purchase of markers of uniform style, to be known as Highway Historical Markers; to procure such markers by expending any funds specifically appropriated by the Legislature for such purpose and to designate the approximate location of such markers; to preserve present markers; to accept gifts; and have power of eminent domain to be exercised as provided in sections 76-704 to 76-724. The Department of Roads shall erect and maintain such markers and shall determine the exact location of such markers, having due regard for the safety and welfare of the motoring public.

Source: Laws 1957, c. 384, section 2, p. 1340; Laws 1959, c. 441, section 3, p. 1483; R.R.S.1943, sections 82-202; Laws 1969, c. 8ll, section 2, p. 3048.

82-121. Nebraska State Historical Society; powers; delegation to subcommittees. The Nebraska State Historical Society shall have authority (1) to designate the approximate location of such markers, (2) to preserve present markers, (3) to accept gifts, and (4) to encourage local participation in and contribution to the erection of such markers through the use of gifts and matching-fund agreements. The society may appoint and delegate to a special committee the duty of research and investigation to assist in the determination of proper sites, events, personalities, and traditions to be designated.

Source: Laws 1957, c. 384, section 3 p. 1340; Laws 1959, c. 441, section 4, p. 1483; R.R.S.1943, sections 82-203; Laws 1969, c. 811, section 3, p. 3049.

82-122. Nebraska State Historical Society; markers damaged or destroyed; replacement. The Nebraska State Historical Society shall be empowered to use any legal means necessary to secure payment to the state for the actual replacement cost of any markers damaged or destroyed, accidentally or otherwise. Any funds so collected shall be placed in the treasury to the credit of the appropriate fund for the procurement of historical markers and may be expended as provided for by law.

Source: Laws 1957, c. 384, section 4, p. 1340; Laws 1959, c. 441, section 5, p. 1484; R.R.S.1943, sections 82-204; Laws 1969, c. 811, section 4, p. 3049.

82-123. Historical markers; erection or maintenance; written consent of society required. It shall be unlawful for any person, public or private corporation, association, or organization to post, erect, or maintain any historical marker, monument, or organization to post, erect, or maintain any historical marker, monument, sign or notice, on public property or any place in the state, upon any public street, road, or highway in the state bearing any legend, inscription, or notice which purports to record any historical event, incident, or fact or to maintain any such historical marker, monument, notice, or sign posted or erected after September 20, 1957, unless a written certificate of approval has first been secured from the Historical Land Mark Council or, after December 25, 1969, from the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Source: Laws 1957, c. 384, section 5, p. 1340; Laws 1959, c. 441, section 6, p. 1484; R.R.S.1943, sections 82-205; Laws 1969. c. 811, section 5, p. 3049.

82-124. Violations; penalty; malicious damage; recovery of replacement costs. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of sections 82-119 to 82-124 shall be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor. Each day that a violation continues after notice shall constitute a separate offense. Where the markers are damaged maliciously, the court shall collect the replacement costs as part of the punishment.

Source: Laws 1957, c. 384, section 6, p. 1341; R.R.S.1943, sections 82-206; Laws 1969, c. 8ll, section 6, p. 3049; Laws 1977, LB 39, section 307

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